WILLIAMSBURG - Warren Ladd Romans died Wednesday, Aug. 1. Born in Fairbury, Neb., Oct. 19, 1918, he was raised in Lincoln.
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He attended the University of Nebraska, joining the Reserve Officers' Training Corps to begin a 30-year military career. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1941 after Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was then deployed to Hawaii. There he met 2nd Lieutenant Sue Avery Aldridge, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, from Petersburg, Va. Sue and Warren were married on the Big Island of Hawaii on June 1, 1943. When Sue passed away on June 5 this year, she and Warren had been happily married for 69 years.
Warren is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Waugh Brownlee; and children, Susan Romans, Ladd Romans, Katherine Romans Hall, and Peter Romans. His life has been blessed by seven loving grandchildren, Scott Vernon, Megan Vernon, Zachary Romans, Sam Hall, David Romans, Susan Firth, Elizabeth Hall; and five adorable great-grandchildren, Cameron, Josh, and Max Romans and Elise and Emma Vernon.
A memorial celebrating Warren's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in the auditorium of The Williamsburg Landing Building. Refreshments will follow the service.
Gifts in Warren's memory may be made to the Library at Rawls Byrd Elementary School at 112 Laurel Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2012